Bitchu Matsuyama Castle

Japan, 1 Yamashita, Takahashi City, Okayama Prefecture 716-0004

It is the only mountain castle in Japan that still has a castle tower, and is one of the 12 remaining castle towers from the Edo period. The surrounding area of ​​Yamashiro is surrounded by gigantic rock walls over 10 meters high, and remains of a famous impregnable castle. Recently, it has become a popular photo spot nationwide as a ``mountain castle in the sky floating in a sea of ​​clouds,'' and many fans visit from early morning during the season when the sea of ​​clouds can be seen. If you want to take pictures of the fantastic mountain castle scenery, head to the Unkai Observatory. Try visiting at dawn between September and April, when a sea of ​​clouds forms.

Business Time

April to September: 9:00 to 17:30, October to March: 9:00 to 16:30 Closed: December 29th to January 3rd

Telephone number 0866-22-1487
Website https://www.bitchumatsuyamacastle.jp/
  • Approximately 25 minutes from Kayo IC on the Okayama Expressway to Shiromibashi Park parking lot (5th station), approximately 5 minutes by bus to Fuigo Pass (8th station) (round trip: 500 yen for adults, 200 yen for elementary and junior high school students) , about 20 minutes walk to the castle tower From JR Bitchu-Takahashi Station to Fuigo Pass at the 8th station, take a shared taxi (800 yen/person one way *reservation required by 5:00 pm the day before), then walk to the castle tower for about 20 minutes. For inquiries, please contact Takahashi City Tourist Information Center 0866-22-8666 Departing from JR Bitchu Takahashi Station: 9:50, 11:20, 12:50, 14:20 Departing from Fuigo Pass: 11:40, 13:10, 14:40, 16:10
Language 日本語
Other Price: 500 yen for adults, 200 yen for elementary and junior high school students

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